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Pope Francis (AP)

A Vatican spokesman confirmed Francis received the invitation during an early morning private audience

Lord Weidenfeld

The 96-year-old founded the Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishing house in 1949

The book, which dates back to 1793 (Downside Abbey Archives)

The recipes were found in a handwritten book in the library at Downside Abbey in Somerset.

St. Elijah's Monastery,  pictured in 2008 (AP)

ISIS destroy Iraq’s oldest monastery

The monastery stood for more than 1,000 years before it was razed by Islamist militants

Archbishop George Lucas lead the calls for parents to fight the initiative  (CNS photo/Joe Ruff, Catholic Voice)

Nebraska’s bishops have called on parents to ask the local school board to reverse its ruling on ‘transgender participation’

Pope Francis greeting crowds in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

In a morning Mass homily, Francis reflected on Samuel’s anointing of David as king of Israel

A pro-ISIS demonstration in Mosul (PA)

The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue spoke at the inaugural Arab Thinkers’ Forum

Pope Francis with Imam Tidjani of the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic (AP)

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Bishop Patrick Lynch with Richard Harrington MP (http://www.catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Patrick Lynch met with Richard Harrington MP on Monday

Iraqi refugees who fled from Tikrit and other towns after the advance of ISIS pictured at a camp for displaced Iraqis outside Baghdad last year (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

A new report says ISIS is guilty of committing war crimes and ‘possibly genocide’ against the people of Iraq